European Citizen Science Association - First International Conference

Science 01.06.2016


The European Citizen Science Association (ECSA) first international conference was held in Berlin on 19-21 May. The aim of the conference was to discuss the innovative potential of citizen science for open science, society and policy. With over 320 participants from 29 countries the programme saw more than 100 talks in 14 sessions and open formats including an interactive marketplace, a ThinkCamp and a Citizen Science Fest. Attendees learned about the latest developments and potential for citizens and scientist to collaboratively work together. The conference was hosted by the ‘Citizens create knowledge’ GEWISS project of the Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research (UFZ), the German Centre for Integrative Biodiversity Research (iDiv) Leipzig-Halle-Jena, the Museum für Naturkunde Berlin.


The CMAS Scientific Diving Center (GERS01) at the University of Stuttgart, the German Underwater Federation (VDST) and the CMAS Scientific Committee participated with the conference contribution „Scientific Diving - What is happening under the water surface?“


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